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Elitch Gardens Fright Fest, Boo At The Zoo And Other Fun Kid-Friendly Ideas For Halloween This Week (PHOTOS)

Andrea Rael | October 22, 2012 | Denver
Halloween is one of those holidays that can play perfectly into kids' imaginations. They can dress up, knock for candy, get their hands gooey with pumpkin pulp, and more. But Halloween also has a darker side that caters to adults and teens who want the thrill of a truly terrifying...

The Creepiest Way To Store Your Toys (PICTURE)

Christine Friar | December 22, 2012 | Comedy
We know, we know -- toys can be messy. But that doesn't mean you need to bring things to levels this extreme. It's definitely an effective Halloween decoration, though. PICTURE: Via Reddit

Baby Panda Takes First Steps: San Diego Zoo's Adorable Cub Learns To Walk (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | October 19, 2012 | Green
A new video released yesterday by the San Diego Zoo shows a baby panda learning how to walk. Blinking and squeaking, the adorable panda cub pushes itself up slowly, managing a step or two before tumbling over sleepily. The cub's first steps were recorded during the yet unnamed...

Halloween Costumes Should Not Include 'Pimps' And 'Hos': Group

The Huffington Post B.C. | Zi-Ann Lum | October 19, 2012 | Canada British Columbia
A Coquitlam charity is asking teachers, teens and parents to avoid overly sexy costumes for Halloween. "Dressing up as a 'pimp' or 'ho' glamorizes the sexual exploitation of children and youth, which is a form of abuse and modern day slavery," states a letter from Coquitlam-based Children of...

Ty Campbell, 'Little Fighter,' Dies Of Cancer At Age 5; Heartbreaking Blog Shares Final Moments

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | October 19, 2012 | Impact
He may have been known as "Little Fighter," but he left a big impact. Ty Campbell, whose nickname headlined his mother's widely read blog about his struggle with cancer, died Wednesday at his home in Pawling, N.Y. He had turned 5 on Oct. 4. But Cindy Campbell...

'The X Factor': Baseball Rain Delay Causes Fox To Air Only Half Of The Top 16 Reveal Episode (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | October 18, 2012 | TV
Baseball fans may have been wondering if it was a good idea when Fox started airing their scheduled episode of "The X Factor" this week. After all, Game 3 of the NLCS was in the middle of a rain delay, and weather reports made it pretty clear the...

'Modern Family': Mitchell Loses Lily In The Grocery Store While Cam Struggles On The Job (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | October 18, 2012 | TV
Mitchell and Cameron got to do a little role reversal this week on "Modern Family" when Cam started his new job as a music teacher. After several years of staying at home and taking care of Lily, Cam was a little out of his element on the job,...

'Honey Boo Boo' Reads Christopher Walken Dialogue (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Alex Moaba | October 17, 2012 | TV
"Honey Boo Boo" has become such a bizarre cultural phenomenon that nearly every word the seven-year-old reality star has uttered on her recent media tour has gone instantly viral. Tuesday night, she endorsed President Obama on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," turning the political world on its ear. And now...

Jodi DiPiazza: Girl With Autism Duets With Katy Perry On 'Firework' At Night Of Too Many Stars Autism Benefit

Carol Hartsell | October 22, 2012 | Comedy
There were a number of extraordinary moments during Comedy Central's Night Of Too Many Stars benefit for autism programs, but there was one in particular that drew tears from the audience rather than laughs. The theme for the night was bringing together unlikely couples: Bill...

'Honey Boo Boo' Endorses Barack Obama For President On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (VIDEO)

Jason Hughes | October 16, 2012 | TV
Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and "Mama June" Shannon appeared as guests on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Monday night, and with the second presidential debate approaching on Tuesday, Kimmel took the conversation in a political direction, asking the 7-year-old reality star who she supports in the election. But first,...

Global Handwashing Day 2012 Highlights The 3,000 Kids Who Die From Diarrhea Each Day (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | October 15, 2012 | Impact
Every day, 3,000 children under the age of five still die from diarrhea, making it the second most common cause of child mortality worldwide, The Guardian reports. But that's 3,000 fewer children a day than were dying five years ago, thanks to Global Handwashing Day, a...

Jessica Stilwell, Calgary Mom On Strike, Gets Global Kudos For Not Picking Up After Kids

CP | Pablo Fernandez | December 12, 2012 | Canada Alberta
CALGARY - Jessica Stilwell, Calgary mom, is gaining attention around the world for going on strike and not cleaning up after her messy kids. Jessica Stilwell has appeared on a few talk shows in the United States and her story has appeared in newspapers from New York to...

Maryland Students' Water Quality Monitoring Comes In Anticipation Of Gas Drilling

AP | James Gerken | December 9, 2012 | Green
FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — Some high school students in Frostburg, Md. are monitoring the quality of the area's drinking water in anticipation of natural gas drilling. The Allegany County school board said Monday that environmental science students at Mountain Ridge High School have received a grant of more than $69,000...

Detroit School Reform: A Visual Primer Of Who's Who In Detroit's Educational Landscape (PHOTOS)

David Sands | October 10, 2012 | Detroit
Detroit's educational system is a puzzle that rivals even the toughest of math class story problems. With a multitude of actors that includes unions, charter operators, school board members, foundations and emergency managers, it's enough to give anyone a headache. To help make matters clearer, The...

'The New Normal': This Wedding Is Anything But Normal (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | October 9, 2012 | TV
"The New Normal" is fast-tracking things this season, planning a big wedding for one of the main characters. But no, it's not Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) ... it's someone a little more unexpected. HuffPost TV has an exclusive first look at this week's episode,...

Ben Affleck Admits He's Scared Of His Young Daughters On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (VIDEO)

Jason Hughes | October 10, 2012 | TV
Ben Affleck dropped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in support of his new film, "Argo." But he got to talking about his daughters, who are 3 and 6. Apparently, Affleck isn't afraid to admit that he's a little bit scared of his children. When Kimmel asked Affleck...

Lightning Deaths On The Decline In U.S.

James Gerken | October 8, 2012 | Green
By Life's Little Mysteries Staff: An 11-year-old Florida boy died yesterday (Oct. 7) after being struck by a bolt of lightning on his way to football practice on Wednesday (Oct. 4). His manner of death is perhaps all the more tragic for how unusual it's becoming in America.... Startup Sells $6K Worth Of T-Shirts In Two Days

Nate C. Hindman | October 8, 2012 | Small Business
Two teens are on a mission to save Big Bird. On the heels of Mitt Romney’s statement last week during the presidential debate that he plans to pull the plug on Sesame Street by defunding its creator, PBS, two University of North Carolina freshmen snapped up the...

Educational Achievement Authority, New Statewide Michigan School District, Projected To Grow To 60 Schools

David Sands | October 8, 2012 | Detroit
The Educational Achievement Authority of Michigan, a special school district composed of low-performing schools, is projected to grow from 15 schools to up to 60 total across the state in the next 5 years, according to a federal grant application. In late September, the U.S. Department of Education...

'Long Island Medium: Theresa On The Road': Theresa Helps Young Boy Speak With His Father (VIDEO)

Jason Hughes | October 8, 2012 | TV
Theresa Caputo hit the road for a special edition of "Long Island Medium: Theresa on the Road." The idea was for her to take her gift across the country, responding to viewer email requests she'd received. Along the way, she touched lives and brought people peace and closure....
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